Tips

  • What's on deck for storage?

    Arun Taneja discusses the reasons that disk-based backup, archiving, SAS and CDP are going to be on a lot of storage pros' agendas this year.

  • Speed backups by pruning data

    Setting policy about what types of files you back up, using e-mail archiving software and backing up applications separately from your data can drastically improve backup performance.

  • Plan ahead to skip storage snags

    Marc Staimer explains how testing backups at least once a quarter, encrypting backups in flight and at rest and implementing an effective SRM tool can prevent storage nightmares.

  • Seven ways to protect high-value information on SANs

    Controlling access to your SAN, using hard zoning and establishing a good key management can keep your data safe. Learn more about these techniques and others in this tip.

  • How to select an archiving product for ILM

    Selecting an archiving product for an organization's information lifecycle management (ILM) strategy requires careful consideration. While cost is a primary concern, decision-makers need to conside...

  • Think 'big picture' for SATA Exchange storage

    Storage management expert Brett Cooper outlines things to consider before deploying SATA for Exchange data storage.

  • Tools for securing mobile drives

    Information security expert Kevin Beaver outlines various security tools available for keeping your mobile devices secure when they're lost or stolen, as well as when a user loses data that has to ...

  • SRM packages: A closer look

    Storage resource management (SRM) is central to the storage administration in the modern enterprise. But like a lot of terms, SRM tends to conceal as much as it reveals. There are many SRM products...

  • Backup and recovery enhancements in SQL Server 2005

    The backup and restore capabilities of SQL Server 2005 are largely unchanged from SQL Server 2000, but there are several new features worthy of your attention. Edgewood Solutions' Greg Robidoux exp...

  • Four ways to consolidate NAS boxes

    The first NAS box installs without a hitch, but the more filers you install the more your problems grow. Consolidating NAS brings huge benefits to your storage environment.

  • Five tips in five minutes: Tiered storage and ILM

    This article offers a collection of expert responses to recent reader queries about tiered storage and ILM.

  • Better DR and BC planning

    Storage analyst Greg Schulz shares a list of items to consider and address as part of managing and maintaining a business continuance and disaster recovery plan.

  • Storage: Getting better every minute

    The storage system landscape is diverse, competitive and rapidly growing. While the fundamentals haven't changed, the technology is constantly moving forward. There are pockets of innovation that a...

  • Server expansion and growth without wasted space

    Acquire new servers without the issues associated with excess or wasted storage capacity.

  • RAID striping or concatenation: Which has better RAID p

    Designing storage for performance can be difficult, but these tips from our expert will help you compare RAID striping or concatenation based on RAID performance.

  • Back up your system with iSCSI

    The cost of an iSCSI backup system can range from practically nothing to as much as a Fibre Channel SAN. Here's what you need to know to pick the right price-performance point for your enterprise.

  • Better performance -- RAID striping or concatenation?

    Designing storage for performance is a very esoteric effort by nature. There are quite a few variables that need to be taken into account.

  • 20 tips in 20 minutes: Clustering explained

    SearchStorage.com readers frequently ask questions about using clustering for storage. This article offers a collection of expert responses to recent reader queries.

  • Effective storage security policies

    We always hear about the importance of security policies, but just how they relate to storage security can be a bit unclear. In this tip, information security expert Kevin Beaver outlines essential...

  • Price vs. performance: A RAID configuration Q&A

    SAN expert, Christopher Poelker addresses a reader's concerns about the way we explained the relationship between RAID price and performance in a 2003 SAN quiz.